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Charles E. Frick

Charles E. Frick, 89, of Avon Lake, formerly of Lorain,  passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at MetroHealth  Medical Center in Cleveland, following a brief illness. Mr.  Frick was born in Cleveland September 19, 1921, the son of  the late Charles H. and Elizabeth (nee Dobbeck) Frick. He  was a graduate of West Tech High School and attended the  former Fenn College, now Cleveland State University. He  was a graduate of the Carrier Refrigeration School.

He served in the United States Navy from 1942 until 1946, as  a machinist mate, first class. For two years, he was stationed at Tutuila, Samoa Naval Base. He received a Good  Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal, American Area  Medal and the Victory Medal.

Mr. Frick retired from the Western Cold Drawn Steel Co., a  division of Stanadyne, Inc., as an assistant superintendant  of the steel division following 43 1/2 years of service.

He was a member of The Retired Old Boys Club, since 1984  the Lorain Senior Fellowship, and an active volunteer with  Community Health Partners Auxiliary for more than 24  years.

Mr. Frick and his beloved wife of 61 years, Vivian, belonged  to the Lorain Cosmopolitan Dance Club for 38 years until  health reasons forced their retirement. The almost inseparable couple enjoyed traveling and had visited almost every  state in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.  Also much of Canada, Mexico, South America, the Panama  Canal, about 13 European countries and many of the Caribbean Islands had been visited on their adventures together.

He was very enthusiastic about playing golf, photography  and gardening. When the weather turned detrimental, he  enjoyed working in his home work shop.

Mr. Frick is survived by his daughter, Pamela F. (Richard)  Frick Hansen of Englewood, Colorado; son, Kenneth C.  (Diane) Frick of Grafton;  grandsons, Timothy Hansen, Daniel Frick; and a granddaughter, Jill Hansen.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Frick was preceded in death  by his wife, Vivian L. (nee Hecker) Frick on November 8,  2007.

A Celebration of His Life will be held Saturday, September  17, 2011 at 11 A.M., in the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool  Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain, with Reverend Jimmy Madsen, Pastor of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial was private in the Ridge  Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be  made to Lakeview Park, c/o Lorain MetroParks, 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange, OH  44050.

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